In the Heart of the Sea

The White Whale Chant, by composer Roque Banos, is from Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea. This song is very reminiscent of something composer Hans Zimmer would do. Zimmer has previously worked with Ron Howard on Rush and you can find my theme for that song here.

Roque Banos, is a Spanish composer who is mostly known for dark thriller movies — and a couple of independent films (The Machinist, Sexy Beast) but dark nonetheless. Having listened to the score for In the Heart of the Sea, you could easily mistake it for a Hans Zimmer score as it’s that good.  

How to play The White Whale Chant for guitar

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The White Whale Chant is very easy to play. For that reason I’ve archived it in my Easiest of Easy to Play category. These are legitimate guitar songs that just happen to be easy enough for beginner guitar players.

The guitar tab for The White Whale Chant is just a single page long. I’ve added my own ending — as I really couldn’t find a better way to end the song.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The White Whale Chant is played in standard tuning, with a capo on the 1st fret. The fret immediately following the capo is now considered the 1st fret:

The White Whale Chant for guitar


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